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CEVA's DSP Cores Power Mobile, Smart Home, Automotive and IoT Applications

Digital signal processing is a key technology that is powering many of today's fastest growing electronics markets. Digital signal processors (DSPs) are specialized high-speed microprocessors that are optimized for performance and low-power in applications requiring repetitive arithmetic calculations to be performed on data arrays. DSPs provide the silicon foundation supporting the vast majority of today's electronic products – without DSPs there would be no context-aware smartphones, voice controlled HD televisions, vision equipped cars, connected wearables or just about any other device we've come to rely on.

CEVA is the world's leading licensor of programmable Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and Platforms and Solutions.

CEVA-DSP Cores Portfolio

Baseband Audio/Voice/Sensing Imaging/Vision
Baseband (PHY) Voice processing and multi-mic noise reduction Visual perception and object recognition
2G/3G/4G wireless communications Audio codecs and sound enhancement 3D vision and depth map
DTV demodulation, Connectivity Always-on sensor-fusion Computational photography and image enhancement


Ideal for high volume, cost-sensitive markets. The CEVA-TeakLite Family of DSP cores (CEVA-TeakLite, CEVA-TeakLite-II, CEVA-TeakLite-III and CEVA-TeakLite-4) is designed to address the needs of high volume, cost-sensitive markets. Based on a classic memory-based architecture, with 16-bit or 32-bit word-widths and single, dual and quad MACs, the CEVA-TeakLite family combines small die size, high code density, and high processing power.

Target applications include audio, voice, 2G/2.5G/3G wireless baseband, VoIP and other signal processing for mobile computing devices, wireless handsets, portable media players, hard disk drives, optical drives, and more.


High performance, high efficiency, low power consumption, VLIW/SIMD DSP. The CEVA-X Family of DSP cores is designed to offer high performance coupled with high efficiency and low power consumption. Leveraging a unique combination of VLIW and SIMD architectures, different members of the family offer dual or quad 16-bit MACs.

Target applications include baseband and broadband communications, 3G/4G wireless handsets video, voice and audio processing, used in Digital Televisions (DTVs), Set-Top Boxes (STBs), wireless handsets and mobile computing devices, and other general purpose signal processing requirements.


Extreme performance SDR vector processors coupled with flexibility, scalability, and ultra-low power consumption. The CEVA-XC Family of DSP cores is designed to fully address the requirements of software-based modems that demand extreme processing coupled with flexibility, scalability, and ultra-low power consumption. Leveraging a unique combination of VLIW and Vector architectures, the CEVA-XC family boasts up to 128 16-bit MACs.

Target applications include software defined radio (SDR) PHY and MAC processing tasks for wireless handsets, mobile computing, connectivity, wireless infrastructures and more: including LTE, LTE-A, HSPA/+, Wi-Fi, GPS, Digital Televisions (DTVs) demodulation and more.

CEVA-XM Family

Most powerful, programmable and vision DSP family. The CEVA-XM family is the industry’s most-powerful multipurpose imaging, and vision programmable DSP fmaily for connected devices that require intelligent processing, enabling the highest level of flexibility while maintaining low power consumption.

CEVA DSP Portfolio - Detailed Comparison